Is the disruption caused by the pandemic an opportunity for building new and better models of employment for women in tourism? In a recent article, Equations, a research, policy and advocacy organisation working on tourism and development issues in India, analyses the problems currently faced by women working in India’s tourism sector and suggests ways […]
Further inspirational examples of the hospitality response to the COVID-19 crisis. In late April, Equality in Tourism reported on the positive ways in which the hard-hit hospitality industry has stepped in to provide beds for those in need. In this article, our Associate Professor Shirley Randell shares information on similar initiatives in Australia. In Australia, […]
Why gender should be at the forefront of the Travel Foundation’s call to put communities at the centre of recovery from COVID-19. EiT Trustee Angela Kalisch expands on a recent op-ed piece by Jeremy Sampson of The Travel Foundation, elaborating on the organisation’s intention to firmly place communities at the heart of the recovery process […]
We’re sharing a recent blog from our friends at Gender Responsible Tourism (GRT). Iaia Pedemonte, Founder of the Gender Responsible Tourism Network (GRT) and author of a Guide for Free Women Travellers, spoke to four experts on ways of coping with the crisis. The latest GRT newsletter details some of the strategies they put forward […]
Hotels in several countries have been called upon – and are stepping up – to provide refuge for women escaping violence. Lockdown measures confining vulnerable women and children in their homes with violent partners have led to a dramatic rise in reports of domestic violence across the world. In Hubei Province, where the virus first […]
COVID-19 has shut down global travel. So what will happen to the women and communities relying on tourism? We are asking for stories of hope and opportunity.